New GED Test Prompts Revamped Curriculum
A new crop of hopeful students pursue their GED at A-B Tech, well aware of the revamped test they'll face to get that diploma. The change took effect at the beginning of this year.
"They were looking at the increasing demands of the American workplace," says adult education coordinator Rebecca Loli. "What does it mean to be college and career ready?"
Loli says the needs of America have changed, and the new GED test is in line with that trend. The questions will require more critical thinking.
A-B Tech has responded by altering its curriculum. They've added more direct instruction classrooms rather than relying on independent study labs.
"Instructors can now do do more lesson planning and do something that's more targeted to the students needs," Loli says. "And if you talk to students we've been getting some fantastic feedback from them. They're really grateful."
Loli doesn't expect the success rate to change. In fact, she believes students will rise to the occasion.